Updated 1 p.m. with news of river closure to traffic.
The Missouri National Guard and Missouri State Highway Patrol have performed countless water rescues during the flood of 2011. But late Thursday and early Friday, many of the soldiers and officers found themselves in need of rescue.
Christopher Coleman was found guilty Thursday night in the strangling death of his wife, Sheri Coleman, and their two sons. The jury of 10 women and two men will now decide if Coleman should be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty.
After Guilty Verdict, Jury Will Now Decide Coleman's Punishment
The jury that convicted Christopher Coleman in the murder of his wife and sons now must decide whether he’s eligible for the death penalty.
Jurors deliberated for nearly 15 hours over two days before finding the 34-year-old Coleman guilty of three counts of first-degree murder Thursday evening. Thirty-one-year-old Sheri Coleman and the couple's 9- and 11-year-old sons were strangled in their Columbia home in May 2009.
A jury in Waterloo, Ill. has found Chris Coleman guilty of strangling his wife Sheri and their two sons.
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Columbia, Ill. police found Sheri, 9-year-old Gavin (L) and 11-year-old Garett Coleman (R) strangled in their beds on May 5, 2009. Two years later, Coleman's husband Christopher would be convicted in their deaths.
The appointed board overseeing the St. Louis Public Schools has directed its superintendent, Kelvin Adams, to conduct his own investigation into reports that some district employees falsified attendance records.